Gore Vidal, who died last year at the age of 86, somewhat puzzlingly decided to leave his entire fortune, some $37 million, to Harvard University.
Vidal did not attend Harvard, nor does he have any family connection to the school. He did lecture there several times.
Some members of his family, understandably, are a little annoyed about this. His half-sister, Nina Auchincloss Straight, is contesting the will, arguing that he was not mentally competent when he made the will. She also says that […]